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USCIS Statistics - Green Card Data

Below is a chart showing the total number of persons obtaining lawful permanent resident status in the United States each year. Becoming a permanent resident is often referred to as obtaining a green card.

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  • Drag mouse to zoom in, right click to reset;
  • USCIS Fiscal Year starts on October 1 of the previous calendar year. For example, FY-2023 starts on 10/1/2022 and ends on 9/30/2023;
  • Applications adjudicated in a fiscal year may be filed in previous years;

Keep in mind that there are two major routes to obtain a green card: Apply for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485), which is managed by USCIS; or apply through Consular Processing, which is mainly handled by the Department of State. USCIS Annual Report typically only covers I-485 statistics, so their total number may be significantly smaller. DHS Yearbook, which is the source for data used in this chart, covers both types: I-485 and Consular Processing.

Green Card Statistics by Country of Birth

Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status:

  • Click on column name to sort;
  • Data source: DHS Yearbook 2017
By State or Territory of Residence

Below is a table showing number of lawful permanent residents living in each state or territory:

  • Click on column name to sort;
  • Data source: DHS Yearbook 2017

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